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Irish Fiber Traditions

Guild member, Dee Kruger, is proud of her Irish heritage and is an active participant in the Iowa Irish Fest held in Waterloo each summer. Through this connection the Guild was invited to have a booth at Irish Fest in … Continue reading

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Guild Hosts the Iowa Federation Meeting

After more than a year of planning, our Guild rolled out the welcome mat to the Iowa Federation of Handweavers and Spinners on October 7, 2017.¬†Sixty-three fiber aficionados and vendors gathered at the beautiful New Aldaya Lifescapes facility in Cedar … Continue reading

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Spring Open House and Sale

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Shetland Wool Week with Sarah Jane: Part Three of Three

After stops in Iceland, England, and the Orkneys, Sarah boarded the ferry that would take her to the Shetland Islands and Shetland Wool Week. Shetland Wool Week is a festival celebrating Britain’s most northerly native sheep. Shetland sheep were likely … Continue reading

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Shetland Wool Week with Sarah Jane: Part One of Three

Our very own Sarah Jane Humke is a skilled spinner and knitter with a love of all things lace. She is also a sheep aficionado, an interest that was strengthened during the several years she lived in England. While there, … Continue reading

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Using Space-Dyed Yarn

We all love our beautiful space-dyed yarns, whether we dye them ourselves or buy them at our local yarn shop. Sometimes one of those beautiful colors accumulates in one spot, which is not so beautiful. This is called pooling or … Continue reading

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October 2015 Program–Sock It To Me?

The focus of the October program was socks. Topics discussed were spinning sock yarn, choosing sock yarn, and knitting socks. Sarah Humke led the discussion about spinning sock yarn. Her important points are listed below: Choose a fiber that is … Continue reading

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